Building Safety | Deadline extended for transitional arrangements

The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) has extended the deadline for registration of Building Control inspectors until 6 July.

Director of Building Safety for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Philip White, wrote on 14 March to the Building Control industry outlining new transitional arrangements for the registration of Building Control inspectors in England.

In Wales, the deadline has been extended until 1 October 2024.

Registered building inspectors are a new role created under the Building Safety Act 2022. They will be empowered to issue compliance notices and stop notices for higher-risk buildings during any stage of the design and construction process.

White wrote in his letter that Building Control professionals who had not yet completed a competence assessment can take advantage of the deadline extension provided they meet the following criteria:

  • They are an existing Building Control professional;
  • They are registered as a Class 1 Registered Building Inspector (RBI) by 6 April 2024;
  • They are enrolled in, and in the process of having their competency assessed through, one of the BSR-approved competency assessment schemes by 6 April 2024; and
  • A scheme provider has not told them that they have not passed their competency assessment for a second time.

For more details, please visit the Making Buildings Safer website.

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